Air Force

September 2, 2016
 

48th RQS Airmen participate in collapsed structure training

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour
U.S. Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron use a chainsaw to create support beams in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016. Pararescuemen participate every year in collapsed structure personnel extraction training to be ready for natural disasters in a deployed environment.

U.S. Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron learn how to properly survey a collapsed structure in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016. The Airmen must do a 360-degree survey of the structure to find the safest point of entry and cordon off any danger zones.

U.S. Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron secure struts in the window of a collapsed structure in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016. The 48th RQS provides highly trained recovery experts capable of quickly and effectively executing personnel recovery operations across the spectrum of conflict.

U.S. Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron use a strut to secure support beams in the window frame of a collapsed structure in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016. The 48th RQS deploys forces worldwide in support of national security objectives and homeland defense.

Senior Airman Joshua Longenecker, 48th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, secures a strut in the window frame of a collapsed structure in Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2016. Pararescuemen participate every year in collapsed structure personnel extraction training to be ready for natural disasters in a deployed environment.




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